Author Archives: julysguitar

Yogic Lesson number 3: The value of patience

Patience. Patience… Patience… Patience doesn’t always come naturally. A variety of circumstances often seem to dictate how long our patience lasts, given that we have any in the first place. When we are going to an appointment and we are late, we will often have little patience with an insecure driver on the road that […]

An unexpected journey in Northland.

Usually, I blog about what we have done, where we have been and how it was. But today, I feel like I need to blog about how I felt and what I felt during our time in Northland. Have you ever felt magic? I felt magic up there. I felt like I arrived somewhere I […]

Brisbane, sun, storm and snakes.

In pictures, our time in Brisbane and Gold Coast.

First week in Australia – First wallabies, first wet season…

… And first time being eaten alive by midges. Yes! We have finally made it to Northern Australia. And the contrast with Asia is… Pretty striking. First: the prices. WOW! $5 for a beer, $20 for a fish and chips… It’s a real shock for us after Asia, where a beer is usually 50cts. Second: […]

News from the other side of the world.

We know we haven’t been in touch for a while, but it’s been very hectic over here and frankly quite difficult to get a decent internet connection. It was hard enough to barely be able to Skype our families for Christmas and New Year’s, so blogging wasn’t priority number one. Yet, now that we have […]

In the streets of Luang Prabang

Whilst walking in the streets of Luang Prabang, I stopped to take a few pictures that, to me, represent the city and its lifestyle.

The Bolaven Plateau – 2 days loop (17-18/12/14)

We spent 5 nice days in Don Det, 4000 Islands, Laos, cycling and chilling. Marlene was ill in the first day, then it was Aleks and I, so we had a quiet couple of days. From Don Det, we booked a bus to Champasak, as we had heard it was beautiful, you can swim in […]

Thakhek Loop – Day 2 and 3

We left Sabadee Guesthouse in Tha Lang after a good night and an amazing breakfast! Omelette, homemade bread, butter, jam, a pain au chocolat and Lao coffee: perfect. A hundred and fifty kilometers were planned that day so we had to get going. We started driving, passing the small lakes and the drowned trees, consequences […]

The Thakhek Loop – Day 1 (19/12/14)

Because it is difficult to get a laptop with an SD card reader here, it is not easy for us to blog about our time in Don Det (all pictures are on both cameras) or the motorcycle trip from Pakse on the Bolaven Plateau. I hope to be able to blog soon about it and […]

Why I fell in love with the North of Cambodia.

After the scooter accident, most of our plans got changed. We wanted to go to Kep and spend a few days on Rabbit Island, we wanted to skip Phnom Penh and go to Ban Lung in the Ratanakiri province for some trekking… But we spent 10 days at Hacienda for me to fully heal, and […]